The new platform allows automakers and fleet managers to monitor security threats and the overall health of vehicles.
BlackBerry is integrating its QNX platform into every element of the transportation industry: motorcycles, advanced driver assistance systems, platforms for automakers, smart city infrastructure, an IoT logistics platform, and now cybersecurity for connected cars.
At CES 2020, the smartphone company turned software and security company announced an integration of the QNX operating system and Cylance's security tools.
This announcement marks the first time Cylance's artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have been integrated with QNX.
Cylance uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict and prevent security threats to fixed endpoints with a lightweight software agent that sits on the device and operates both online and offline.
BlackBerry bought Cylance in 2018 for $1.4 billion, the biggest acquisition in the company's history and the latest move in its evolution to a software company focused on the Internet of Things, its QNX platform for autos, and security software.
The modular system will allow automakers and fleet managers to activate just the features they need or use their own data and AI/ML models to create an aggregate view of the health of their vehicles from a vehicle operations console.
The system also can automate software patches, authenticate drivers, and manage cybersecurity threats using both endpoint protection and endpoint detection and response (EDR) technology.
Built on the ISO 26262 safety standard, the solution:
- Leverages threat detection technologies from CylancePROTECT
- Integrates the contextual analysis engine from CylanceOPTICS to scan for software anomalies
- Uses behavioral monitoring techniques from CylancePERSONA to verify the identity of the vehicle driver
- Provides insights into cybersecurity and operational events on vehicle(s) and complete remediation through a Vehicle Operations Center.
- Incorporates the BlackBerry Jarvis cloud-based static binary code scanning solution to identify vulnerabilities in software used in automobiles
Charles Eagan, chief technology officer at BlackBerry, said the new platform will give automakers a view of the health and security of a vehicle's codebase, which can exceed 100 million lines of code.
"We now have a transportation-focused framework that the industry can tap to enhance the security, trustworthiness, and safety of connected vehicles," he said.
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